Doug Ammar Georgia Justice Project

Doug Ammar

Interview: Social Justice done the right way with Doug Ammar

Doug Ammar is the Executive Director of Georgia Justice Project. An organizations that defends low income people in court and helps them put their lives back together — win or lose. We discuss his journey and the challenges of a holistic approach to social justice.

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Below is a summary of our interview:

Quote:

All true learning comes from suffering – Ghandi

His Journey

Doug discusses his road from law school to the early years of Georgia Justice Project, steps away from Martin Luther King’s old church.

Low Point

Doug talks about the early days of Georgia Justice Project when money was tight.

Aha Moment

Doug goes over the breakthrough moment when he received a sign that he was on the right path with Georgia Justice Project.

Doug work now  

Doug tells a success story of one his clients who overcame drugs.

What’s exciting Doug now

Lobbying to change laws that affect people accused of crimes.

Lightning Round

Book Doug RecommendsThe New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Helpful Habit: Ask questions more than giving his opinion

Helpful Person: People who have book and practical wisdom that are humble

Internet Resource: Dept of Justice Website, Legal Action Center, 

What’s Your Purpose: Integrating his past pain with the promise of the future and bearing witness to a different reality

Where to follow Doug

Georgia Justice Project Site

New Southern Strategy Coalition

Let Doug know how much you enjoyed this interview.

Parting Words

Align your life with something bigger than you.

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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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